MFA ’02 SIM
Michael Mittelman has been working at the intersection of the analog and the digital worlds for over twenty years. Since 2017 he has been working in wood, creating sculptures and furniture inspired by nature and mathematics . In these works the digital is represented by the computer controlled router which cuts the paths. The analog is represented by the natural grain and patterns in the wood being cut, or by the reclaimed architectural elements. As in his past work, each piece begins as a concept sketched on the computer, which allows him to rapidly visualize and iterate the design.